Saturday, June 10, 2006


Two interesting quotes from a novel I am reading:
Time was not a big deal with (him). Everything was right now. He could read a history book about Rome and get angry about the Roman empire.
Time passes, but sometimes it beats the shit out of you as it goes.
Speaking of time, one of the techniques I use sometimes to fall asleep is to try to define the concept of time. How much ever one tries to do so, it's difficult not to end up with one of these conclusions: a) the passage of time is strictly a mental construct or b) time is very tightly coupled to matter and space; one cannot talk of time in a manner that is orthogonal to either of these things (I sure as hell don't understand relativity theory, but the space-time continuum does sort of make sense).